Above: Slipknot. Photo: Alexandria Crahan Conway

Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth
The Knotfest roadshow comes to Saratoga. Each pair of tickets purchased online for Slipknot’s tour comes with a digital copy of their new album, We Are Not Your Kind.  Get wild.
@ SPAC, Saratoga | 5:30 PM | $39.50 – $129.50

Audition: ‘HEATHERS: The Musical’
Troy Civic Theater is holding auditions for their upcoming production of the dark comedy cult favorite. As the play will be technically R-rated, only actors over the age of 16 may audition. Come prepared with sheet music and at least 16 bars of music to sing (an accompanist will be provided) in the style of the show–singing from the show is encouraged. Everyone will be asked to dance, please dress accordingly. Callbacks (by invite only) will take place Saturday, Aug. 24 at 12 PM. Send questions or concerns to the director at ac91writer@gmail.com or info@troycivic.org. There will be another opportunity to audition on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6:30 PM.
@ Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy | 6:30 PM

‘Hamilton’ Trivia
Did you catch the show at Proctors and still can’t get enough? Unable to make the show and still need your fix? Show off your love for “Hamilton” at this ultimate trivia contest with a team of 2-6 people for some great prizes. Rounds will focus on the songs, Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and other facts you don’t have to have seen the show to know about. 18 and up.
@ Schenectady County Public Library | 6:30 PM | Free, register in the link above

Weird Wednesday with Jayana LaMusica
Join Jayana, who will host the evening of deep cuts, B-sides, rare grooves and more. 
@ Albany Distilling Co. Bar & Bottle Shop | 7 PM | Free

The Fresh Drunk Stoned Tour: Franco Harris, Matt Bellak and Tim Hanlon
These three provide a showcase of irreverent comedy. Register in the link above to get free tickets to the show.
@ Albany Funny Bone | 7:30 PM | Free

Electric Bansuri Bazaar
Local Bansuri (Indian side-blown flute) virtuosos Josh Geisler and Eric Fraser come together to create unique experiments with collaborative live multi-instrumental creations, looping and spontaneous composition.
@ Ör Gallery and Tavern, Hudson | 8 PM | Free